Classic TV: The 50s : favorite openings of 50's show

favorite openings of 50's show

I love the opening of SEA HUNT. It was still is one of my favorites.

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I remember a show called "Panic!." For years, no one I talked to remembered it. Until wonderful IMDb came along, I thought that I'd imagined it.

The opening showed a person, or two, doing something perfectly normal (having a picnic, driving down a road, etc.). The narrator introduced them by character name, with a few more words that described the situation. Next he would say that within a few minutes they will face PANIC!. With the word "PANIC!," a graphic of shattered glass would fill the screen.

I remember feeling very apprehensive when the action resumed after the commercial break. You didn't know exactly when it would happen ... but you knew it would.

As a kid, I thought that was very cool.



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MeTV network plays Sea Hunt episodes. The orchestra opening and his narrating the episode was unique.

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Loretta Young twirling into the room in a chiffon dress for opening of "The Loretta Young Show". As a little girl I was so impressed. Loved her.

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Peter Gunn and Mr. Lucky, both helped by memorable Henry Mancini compositions.

But throughout it all, my motto was "Dignity! Always dignity!".
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